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Monday, 31 December 2012

Wonder Pic: Check Out This Gumpert Apollo Flashy Car!!!

                                   

A super secretive Gumpert model was headed to the 2012 Geneva Motor Show and when the wraps came off, onlookers were made privy to the luscious, new Apollo R and a scintillating special edition, the Apollo Enraged.


 

Pics: See How Delighted Kim Kardashian Hugs Mum Kris Jenner As Kanye West Announces Pregnancy!!!

Hugging her mother with glee, this is the moment Kim Kardashian was left stunned as boyfriend Kanye West announced her pregnancy to the world. The 32-year-old reality star is believed to have had no idea that rap star Kanye, 35, planned to reveal the news at his concert in Atlantic City on Sunday night. As Kanye gave a shout out to his 'baby mama'. Kim - who today said the couple was 'so blessed and lucky' - cuddled her mum Kris Jenner, who was in the crowd with her.

 

Overjoyed: Kim Kardashian hugs her mum Kris Jenner as Kanye West reveals she's pregnant during his concert on Sunday night
Overjoyed: Kim Kardashian hugs her mum Kris Jenner as Kanye West reveals she's pregnant during his concert on Sunday night




Pregnant: Kim Kardashian covers her tummy as she leaves Andy Lecompte hair salon in Beverly Hills on December 22
Pregnant: Kim Kardashian covers her tummy as she leaves Andy Lecompte hair salon in Beverly Hills on December 22.
 
 
 
And the pregnancy will still not stop Kim from doing what she does best - earning money and garnering publicity - as she will earn more than $300,000 hosting a New Year's Eve bash tonight. Kim - who is said to be three months pregnant and duet at the end of June - won't take a break as the curvy brunette will ring in the new year at 1 Oak on the Vegas strip, a gig that has been heavily promoted by the Mirage Hotel.
Tickets are $125 for women and $150 for men, while it's $3000 to hire a table. And that is without the cost of any alcohol. Kanye is due to be by her side, giving fans the first glimpse of the parents-to-be.

 


So blessed: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West announce they are expecting their first child
So blessed: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West announce they are expecting their first child




Six figure sum: Kim Kardashian will rake in more than $300,000 to host the New Year's Eve bash at 1 Oak in Las Vegas
Six figure sum: Kim Kardashian will rake in more than $300,000 to host the New Year's Eve bash at 1 Oak in Las Vegas
 
 
 
 
In a blog entitled New Year, New Beginnings, Kim wrote today: 'It’s true!! Kanye and I are expecting a baby.
'We feel so blessed and lucky and wish that in addition to both of our families, his mom and my dad could be here to celebrate this special time with us. Looking forward to great new beginnings in 2013 and to starting a family. Happy New Year!!! Xo'

She is believed to be earning between $300,000 and $400,000 for the New Year's Eve bash.


 

Dad-to-be: Kanye West announces the news that he is expecting a baby with girlfriend Kim Kardashian during his concert on Sunday night
Dad-to-be: Kanye West announces the news that he is expecting a baby with girlfriend Kim Kardashian during his concert on Sunday night
 
 
New beginnings: Kim Kardashian confirms the news of her pregnancy
New beginnings: Kim Kardashian confirms the news of her pregnancy



Kanye stunned the audience at his concert on as he said 'stop the music', then announced 'make noise for my baby mama right here,' with a wide smile. Kanye's announcement prompted a flurry of excited tweets from the audience. Of course, Kim is still married to her estranged second husband Kris Humphries. The pair's divorce has been prolonged as the basketball star has insisted on a court case, claiming the marriage should be annulled as it was 'fraud'.

After the news of Kim's pregnancy broke late on Sunday her excited family took to Twitter. Sister Kourtney wrote: 'Been wanting to shout from the rooftops with joy and now I can! Another angel to welcome to our family. Overwhelmed with excitement!'
 

Pics: Happy New Year Beautiful People!!! Parties Have Already Started All Over The World!!!


New Year Sydney Australia

It’s already 2013 in Sydney, Australia, where fireworks exploded over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House to ring in the New Year to the delight of more than 1.5 million spectators today.

New Year India

Indian revellers celebrate the New Year in Amritsar.

Russia New Year

Members of the Cryophil amateur winter bathing club float a “New Year tree” down the icy waters of the Yenisei River in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
Spain New Year

Hundreds of people celebrate the New Year with a traditional San Silvestre Swim at the Mlagros beach in Tarragona, northeastern Spain.
Scotland New Year

People in Edinburgh, Scotland walk down North Bridge carrying lit torches during the annual torchlight procession to mark the start of Hogmanay (New Year).
New Year India

A student celebrates the New Year in her own unique way with a prayer during a vigil in Ahmedabad.

Lolzz!!! Did Kim Kardashian Really Text Beyonce With Her Baby News?


Kim Kardashian Text Beyonce

I don’t know how true this is, but supposedly Kim Kardashian woke Beyonce up early this morning to break the baby news to her personally. Read their texts after the break. Again, I can’t confirm the authenticity of the text messages.

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Fashion Police Names Rihanna Sexiest Star Of 2012!!!

 

Sexy Rihanna emerged as the Fashion Police Sexiest Star Of 2012 due to her sexy, graceful and elegant fashion sense through out the year.


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According to the lead host -ace comedienne Joan Rivers- Rihanna was bestowed with the honor because she looks effortlessly chic in any outfit...be it casuals or haute couture dresses. I couldn't agree more with Fashion Police. From revolving hairstyles, to trench-coats, the 24 year old diamond crooner certainly dictates the pace and is unapolegetic as far as fashion is concerned.

2013 will certainly be an interesting year fashion-wise, for this unpredictable Bajan. Christina Aguilera on the other hand was named the worst dressed of 2012 cos of her bad hairstyles, ill-fitting clothes and lumpy appearance, infact she was honoured with the award "FASH-HOE OF 2012".

Mario Balotelli Ends Long-Term Feud With His Biological Mum By Spending Christmas With Her!!!

Mother-son bonding: Mario Balotelli, pictured earlier this week, ended his long-running feud with his mother by spending Christmas Day with her
Mother-son bonding: Mario Balotelli, pictured earlier this week, ended his long-running feud with his mother by spending Christmas Day with her
 
 
 
 
They have had a rocky relationship since he was adopted by the wealthy Balotelli family at the age of two. But Mario Balotelli seems to have ended his long-running feud with his birth mother, Rose Barwuah, by spending Christmas Day with her.
The 22-year-old footballer is said to have picked the cleaner up from her rented council home on Manchester's notorious Wythenshawe estate - made famous as the setting for Channel 4's Shameless - in his camouflage Bentley.
Along with the Manchester City ace's sister Angel, 13, the mother and son enjoyed a day of festivities at Balotelli's £3million mansion in Alderley Edge, Cheshire.
A source said: 'This was Mario’s first proper Christmas with his real mother. They had a great day.
'They have steadily been building their relationship up and they are getting closer all the time. It always causes a bit of a stir when Mario turns up on the estate.'
In the past, Rose has accused the Balotelli family of turning her son against her and his other birth relatives.
She and her husband Thomas, who are originally from Ghana, were advised to give him up when he was two because he had a life-threatening intestinal condition made worse by their cramped living quarters in Brescia, Italy.


Travelling in style: The Manchester City footballer is said to have picked up his mother and sister Angel, 13, from their rented council house in his £140,000 Bentley
 
Travelling in style: The Manchester City footballer is said to have picked up his mother and sister Angel, 13, from their rented council house in his £140,000 Bentley
 
 
 
However, the pair have been working hard to rebuild their relationship since Rose moved to the Wythenshawe estate last year, with the star's Bentley being spotted outside her house on a number of occasions.

 

But while they might be blood relatives, it would seem they are worlds apart when it comes to their lifestyles.
The talented striker earns £120,000 a week, lives in a lavish £3million home and has a penchant for drinking vintage champagne straight out of the bottle.
Rebuilding: Balotelli and his birth mother, Rose Barwuah, have had a somewhat rocky relationship to date
 
 
 
 
Rebuilding: Balotelli and his birth mother, Rose Barwuah, have had a somewhat rocky relationship to date
Rebuilding: Balotelli and his birth mother, Rose Barwuah, have had a somewhat rocky relationship to date


While the footballer glides around in his gleaming £120,000 Bentley Continental GT, Rose has a more humble mode of transport – the number 11 bus - which she uses to get to her £6.08 an hour cleaning job on the outskirts of Cheadle, near Manchester.
A source recently said: 'When she came over from Italy with her daughter, Rose, she said she wanted to be close to her son and didn't want any of the huge wealth or luxury he now enjoys.
Festive fun: The trio spent Christmas Day at the star's £3million mansion in Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Festive fun: The trio spent Christmas Day at the star's £3million mansion in Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Home sweet home: Rose lives in a rented council house on Manchester's notorious Wythenshawe estate
Home sweet home: Rose lives in a rented council house on Manchester's notorious Wythenshawe estate.
 
 
 
'And it appears she is staying true to her word, living within her limited means and working hard. It is hard work she is doing but she previously worked in a market so she is pretty tough. 'Mario doesn't live very far away in Alderley Edge but it is a world away as far as lifestyle.
'His mother keeps a low profile – she doesn't want Mario to feel pressured by her being in the UK. She just wants to rebuild her relationship with her son as any mother would want.'


In happier times: Balotelli as a youngster with Rose and his younger brother Enoch at their home in Brescia, Italy
In happier times: Balotelli as a youngster with Rose and his younger brother Enoch at their home in Brescia, Italy.

iRelate's Life Style Tips: To All Guys Out There... Sunglasses – How Safe Do They Make Your Eyes?

 

Do you wear sunglasses as an accessory or a necessity? Sure, they look cool, but they serve a more important purpose than to add a touch of glam to your outfit. I came across this great article on the shady truth about sunglasses. You all should read this! Companies are great at selling us things that we don’t really need; but when you’re out shopping for sunglasses then picking the right ones is crucial. Do you skimp and go for cheap ones?

Picking shades with proper UV protection is an absolute must. Wearing poor quality sunglasses could be doing you much more harm than good. But if you thought that splashing out on expensive sunglasses would save your vision, then you’d be wrong.

Four Nasty Conditions Bad Sunglasses Could Give You
UV (ultraviolet) light comes from the sun and we cannot see it. It’s well known that too much of it causes skin burns and skin cancer. But did you know that UV light can damage the eyes? A lifetime of wearing poor sunglasses could significantly increase your chances of ending up with one of these nasty conditions:

1. Photokeratitis
Also called ‘sunburn of the eye’, skiers often get this if they don’t wear goggles with UV protection. A few hours after enjoying the sun, the eye gets painful, gritty and vision becomes blurred. You look like you’ve had a pretty heavy night on the town as well:
photokeratitis
photokeratitis
Thankfully, with rest and eyedrops, your eyes should be back in normal order after two or three days.


2. Cataracts
Cataracts grow slowly over many years, dulling vision and eventually making sight very difficult. Although they can be removed, too much sunlight is one sure-fire way to increase your chances of getting an appointment with an eye surgeon.


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3. Pterygium
This exotic-sounding condition looks pretty revolting. UV light can trigger the surface of the eye to grow out of control. Although it isn’t a cancer, it looks unsightly, can be painful and occasionally obscures sight.
Pterygium
Pterygium
 
 
4. Macular Degeneration
The macular is the most sensitive part of the inside of our eye (the retina). Excesses of UV light damages this delicate region and eventually prevents you from seeing clearly.
the image below is as seen by a sufferer of Macular Degeneration
the image below is as seen by a sufferer of Macular Degeneration
 
 
The Hidden Dangers of Sunglasses
In bright sunlight, your eyes will try to protect themselves from too much UV light getting in by shrinking the size of the pupils. But when you put on a pair of sunglasses, light reaching your eyes is darker and so your pupils open up again. If your sunglasses don’t have UV protection then harmful UV light will now be flooding through your – now wide open – pupils into the back of your eyes. If your sunglasses don’t provide UV protection, it would be better if you weren’t wearing them at all!
So when you’re out shopping for sunglasses, make sure that they have UV protection. A dark tint or a high price tag is no guarantee of this either. Research has shown that because laws don’t exist yet to enforce it, many expensive brands don’t meet minimum standards for eye protection.

How to Pick Safe Sunglasses
Always make sure European sunglasses have a ‘CE’ label

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Always make sure that sunglasses have a label to prove it meets minimum standards in your country:
• In the USA, the minimum safe standard is called ANSI Z80.3
• In Europe, all sunglasses that meet the minimum EN1836 standard carry a ‘CE’ label.
• In Australia, the standard is AS1067, and all sunglasses sold in Australia are supposed to meet this standard (but check anyway).
When you’re choosing sunglasses, style can make a difference. Large ‘wrap around’ shades generally give the best protection as they block out more UV light from the sides.
Okay, I heard Oakley reigns supreme in the sunglasses department because they use the highest quality lenses.
Oakley’s High Definition Optics – Provides the highest level of UV protection.
Oakley's High Definition Optics
Oakley’s High Definition Optics


Plutonite – The ultimate in eye protection, Plutonite lenses are strong, durable, lightweight and virtually shatterproof.
Polarization – Eliminates vertical glare reflected by snow, ice, water and sand. Polarized lenses absorb 98% of the glare reflected off of the snow.
Oakley Hydrophobic – Prevents moisture buildup and streaks, repels oils, and prevents dirt and dust from clinging to the lens.
They range in price from $75 to $400.
There are some great other brands that provide quality protection for your eyes, just be sure you are picking the right one.

Pics: P-Square Travel To Kora Awards In Grand Style!!!

 



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Pic: Pres. Obama Grants Nigerian Student Permanent Residency!!!

 

Private bills — which only apply to one person and mostly focus on immigration — are rarely approved. His is the only one to pass in Congress in two years. “I was overwhelmed with joy; it was nothing less than a miracle,” the 26-year-old says. “Only in this country can so many miraculous and wonderful things happen to someone like me.” Before coming to the United States at age 15, Chukwueke lived in the southeastern Nigeria town of Ovim. He suffers from neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes massive life-threatening tumors on his face.

Treated as an outcast because of his deformed face, he was depressed and humiliated, he says. His family abandoned him at an orphanage after taking him to the nation’s best facilities for treatment.
“I went to a large teaching hospital in Nigeria and the doctor touched my face and said there was nothing they could do,” he says. ” I cried and begged him to do something. I was so tired of the humiliation.”

Nuns from the Daughters of Mary Mother of Mercy rescued him from the orphanage in 2001 and arranged for a Michigan doctor to perform surgery on him. He considers himself lucky to have developed the tumors. “Without them, I would not have met the nun, left Nigeria, arrived in the U.S. and had the miracle to attend medical school,” he says. He lives with the nuns in Oak Park, Michigan. They have cared for him since he came to the U.S., where he has undergone seven surgeries, including one that left him blind in the right eye.

Despite the obstacles, he remains committed to getting an education. He finished his GED — the equivalent of a high school education — while undergoing treatment and enrolled at a community college. A benefactor helped him attend Wayne State University, where he graduated last year with a bachelor’s in biochemistry and chemical biology. He had a 3.82 GPA and gave the university’s commencement speech.

“Should I call myself a victim, or should I press forward to my dreams?” he asked during the speech amid thunderous applause. Soon after his graduation, the University of Toledo in Ohio admitted him to medical school. The only hurdle: The program requires him to have permanent residency status.
With Obama’s signature, his wish has come true. “My own personal struggles to receive treatment have motivated and encouraged me to pursue a medical career … to alleviate the pain and suffering of others,” he says. “A medical career will allow me many gratifying years of making a difference in the health and lives of others.”

Chukwueke’s journey to get legalized has seen many strangers rally to his help. Inspired by his story, Sen. Carl Levin, a Michigan Democrat, sponsored the bill, S. 285. The measure passed the Senate in the summer and the House this week. Attorney Thomas K. Ragland took his case pro bono.
“Victor’s story is remarkable,” says Ragland, who is based in Washington D.C. “Here is this kid who comes from Nigeria, he was taunted and teased for his diseases, and he comes to this country and excels, despite so many surgeries. It is a testament of not letting anything get in the way.”

The number of illegal immigrants in the United States was estimated at 11.5 million last year.
Following the signature, the State Department will reduce by one the number of immigrant visas available to Nigerians

Celeb GlamAlert: Brandy Norwood Flaunts Her Sexy Bikini Body But Hides Her Engagement Ring!!!

 

Getting engaged is one of the most exciting times in any girl's life. And Brandy Norwood clearly wanted to celebrate her recent engagement in style, by headed off on a romantic beach Holiday to Hawaii with her new fiancé in tow. The 33-year-old singer, whose engagement to music executive Ryan Press emerged earlier in the week, showed off her bikini body during the celebratory trip, but kept her ring under wraps.






Former Moesha actress Brandy, who has a 10-year-old daughter with Robert Smith, seemed on top of the world as she relaxed on the beach, watching a volleyball match. The star proved just how toned she was as she wandered around the beach in a tiny, patterned, string bikini, showing not an inch of fat on her trim body. Brandy, who could have passed for someone ten years younger, made an effort for her day at the beach, adding strings of body jewellery on top of her bikini, with gold necklaces hanging from her neck and around her waist. She added some matching gold earrings and bangles to the body jewellery and wore her hair perfectly styled in tight, dark curls.



Toned body: Brandy seems confident about her perfectly toned, trim figure as she walks around the resort in her skimpy bikini.





The one piece of jewellery that the singer didn't seem to want to show off was her new engagement ring, keeping it well hidden under a towel as she wandered around the resort. Instead of keeping a low profile, Brandy seemed more than happy to shat to fans who approached her and even posed for photographs in her skimpy bikini, clearly confident about her toned physique. An insider informed Us Weekly of the new engagement, saying: "They are thrilled and happy and Brandy feels this is so right."






And the star has made no secret of the fact that she couldn't wait to marry her other half: "I keep hearing about a ring. People keep calling me, hinting to me about it, but I don't know," she told Sister2Sister magazine in August. The star might be looking forward to a quieter year to get to grips with the wedding plans after a busy few months. She released her new album, Two Eleven, in October and stars in the forthcoming Tyler Perry movie, Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor. Chilling out: Brandy posted a picture of herself relaxing on holiday for all of her Twitter followers.




Fresh-faced: The star posts a picture of her flawless complexion.



Wonder Pic: Check Out This Flying Motorcycle In China!!!


Zhang, a farmer who dropped out of primary school in his early years, spent around 2,000 yuan ($321) to build a plane around a motorcycle, using wood and plastic boards. The plane, which took 11 months to build, failed in its test flight. hang Xuelin sits inside his self-made aircraft during its test flight in Jinan, Shandong province, November 29, 2012.

 

Tonto Dikeh Explains Why She Shied Away From Performing At Rhythm Unplugged!!!

 

 
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For the second consecutive time, fans of Tonto Dikeh’s music were left disappointed, after the Nollywood star failed to show up for her performance at the Rhythm Unplugged. The previous time, when she was billed to perform at the Best of Nollywood Awards (BON), she kept guests and organisers waiting. Only to deny later that she was never scheduled to perform there.

However, this time around, the Poko Queen already told her fans to watch out, as she will be part of the numerous artistes that will rock the stage that evening. After she failed to show up again, she took to Twitter to apologise, citing ill-health as the reason for her no-show.

“Formal Apology 2 @flytimeevents n Ya’ll 4Failin 2showup 4 ma 1zt performance due 2health reazonz**Promize a better show **Much luv,” she wrote.

A lot of industry observers. are already insinuating that Miss Dikeh is developing cold feet over her own songs.

iRelate's VIDEO Pick: Banky W – “Yes/No”

 

The EME boss, Banky W got us swooning with the release of his scorching single “Yes/No”.

 
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He is set to capture more hearts with the music video. It captures a love story beginning from secondary school which was shot at his Alma Mater- Home Science School. 14 years after, the love birds rekindle their relationship.

The video was co-directed by Clarence Peters and Banky W and featured prolific British-Nigerian model, Angela Tokunbo Daniel as the leading lady. It also has cameos by Niyola, eLDee and Uche Odoh.

Watch the video below....



iRelate Work Out Tips: Check Out These Useful Office Exercises!!!



If you have trouble staying fit at work, these office exercises are a great way to keep your body moving right at your desk. The moves here involving stretching and strengthening your body, all within the comfort of your office chair. You can try it now!!!

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Pics: Davido & Chidinma Win At The 2012 Kora Awards!!!

 

Chidinma with her award
Chidinma with her award
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2012 is a great year for Nigerian artiste, Davido as he emerged the Best Male Newcomer at the 2012 Kora Awards that held last night in Abidjan. 2010 Project Fame West Africa Winner, Chidinma also won at the awards, leaving with the award for 2012 Best Female West African Act.

The Kora Awards, dubbed “Africa’s Grammys”, took place Sunday in Abidjan. There were earlier confusions about when the event would happen and when its star — US rapper Chris Brown — would arrive in Ivory Coast. But Kora spokesman Ernest Adjovi said late Saturday, “Everything will take place Sunday”.
 
 

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The award extravaganza, which originated in South Africa in 1994, was originally to have been held Saturday in Ivory Coast’s economic capital. At the last minute, organisers claimed Brown had missed his flight and the show would be delayed until Monday. But a source close to the ceremony said Brown “is not the real reason” the event was delayed, and blamed the postponement on organisational issues.
 
 
 
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Rihanna’s love for Chris Brown is obviously getting stronger; she followed him to Abidjan for the Kora awards. We just hope Breezy makes her feel the way she wants; ‘like the only girl in the world’.
Also present at the award is Nigeria’s pop duo, P Square.

Pics: Check Out These Pics From Actress, Uche Jombo's Bday Bash!!!

 

Uche's 33rd birthday party held on the 29th December, at Aura Club in VI. Ramsey Noah, Rita Dominic, Rukky Sanda, Nse Ikpe Etim and several others were there to celebrate with her.



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